“Go to” salad

In my efforts of healthy living, I came across a bean salad recipe on Pinterest.  Well back up from there, a friend had a bean salad recipe on her blog that I wanted to make.  I had everything except for the lime and cilantro for the dressing so I had to search for a new dressing to use which brings me back to Pinterest.  I scanned a few and came across this one that I thought I would try.  As I do with all recipes the first time, I made this dressing exactly as written and while it was good, it was too much and I was left with a lot of dressing pooling at the bottom.  This salad was so good though, and so easy that it is now my “go to” salad.  The only thing I really changed was I use apple cider vinegar instead of balsamic and I pour the dressing to coat the salad instead of adding it all.  It is definitely best to let this marinate in the dressing at least for a few hours.  I usually make it the night before I need it.  Definitely try it and your friends will all be asking for the recipe

For the bean salad I use:

1 can red kidney beans

1 can romano beans

1 can black beans

1 can chick peas

1 can of corn

1 purple onion, diced

1 sweet pepper (orange, red or yellow), diced

1/2 large green pepper, diced

Rinse all beans off and add into a large bowl with the corn, peppers and onion.

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Dressing taken from Twin Tough

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon sugar

salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients and whisk together.

Pour dressing over salad to coat and marinate in the fridge for a few hours.  Reserve any left over dressing and determine if you need to add more later.  Enjoy!

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One Response to ““Go to” salad”
  1. Pictures look great and it’s awesome you gave credit to the original creators. Yum!

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